HAT Innovation

The digital economy is changing, and rich, linked data sets are driving a new generation of applications. New legislation and customer-centered privacy-by-design are only the beginning. A market correction is taking place, as the rotten core of the data economy, in which corporate demand for consumer data is mismatched against individual willingness to give it up, is reversed.

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What is the HAT

HATs are data containers that can store personal information 'client-side' - that is, where the consumer is the sole legal owner of that data. They preserve the privacy of Internet users, and give them a way to store and use their personal information for themselves, in their control.

HATs for Startups

Startups that are built on the HAT can use our privacy-preserving infrastructure to empower their customers to capture and store their own information, lending or giving it to the startup in return for the services they receive. HAT consumers don't just store vertical information from one small part of their lives in their HATs - they can store a matrix of rich, horizontal information in there. And a precise set of datapoints can be used by startups to take on incumbent industries, using innovative new products, with the user's persmision

Other perks

Essentially, HAT technology operates as a free 'backend-as-a-service' for MVPs and prototypes. It offers developers a user authentication and management tool that manifests in simple APIs, so as soon as you've built the frontend of the service you want to provide, you're ready to go. HAT Innovation also offers funding, mentorship, and business and technical advice from world-leading innovators.

Funding, mentorship, and support

The HAT platform offers funding, mentorship, and technical advice to a network of innovative, data-empowered startups through HAT Innovation - a program dedicated to championing early stage technologies and sound user management strategies. If you are building a next-generation technology product and want to talk about joining the HAT, visit us online at

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